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   We would like to invite everyone to participate in our IRI COFE 2011 joint SPESIF conference. IRI has asked for IEEE sponsorship, in addition to the AIAA, AAS, and ARI participation. We emphasize what a great opportunity exists for those inventors who would like a chance to put their invention on paper in a peer-reviewed publication. This last Call for Papers for the joint conference of SPESIF is featured in the #5 slot of this FE eNews. Please send in just your abstract by August 15 (and mention COFE4 session) in the areas of energy, propulsion, or bioenergetics for acceptance. (I'm the Chair of the COFE session and I welcome revolutionary energy, propulsion and bioenergetics invention papers.) 

Talk about physics, the size of the proton revision (#1 story) and the discovery of liquid metal batteries suggest (#2 story) by MIT Prof. Sadoway offers higher energy density (megawatt) than lithium. Hopefully, with the $7 million DOE money, the Sadoway battery will reach the electric car market soon and the onsite power generation market as well.
 
Following on the heels of a new high density battery is the anticipated "Flying Prius" (#3 story) at twice the speed of conventional airliners, which seems a lot more credible with a better design for a hybrid engine. 
 
End Note: The worst monsoons in recorded history just hit Pakistan and the worst heat wave in Russia is also now causing wildfires in Moscow. IRI uploaded the following explanation to the Washington Post website, 7/29/10 --Years ago the IPCC posted a summary of the expected effects of global climate change which they called "thermal forcing". In a systems approach to the problem, their most memorable prediction was that our climate will experience "greater oscillations" that will "exceed the end points" (meaning the highest and lowest temperatures and precipitation and wind speeds we are used to), as the climate seeks a new equilibrium point. The base mechanism of rapid temperature (7F or 4C) and sea level (tens of meters) rise is now being forced until we actually lower the global CO2 level below the baseline of 290 ppm, which has been the MAXIMUM CO2 level ever reached for the past 400,000 years (see the annotated climate graph on our homepage thanks to Dr. Jim Hansen) on our planet. However, CO2 is now pushing 390 ppm and climbing. Plankton restoration to the oceans is a quick, short-term fix until we supplant all fossil fuel usage with clean energy. For more info, buy "Storms of My Grandchildren" by Jim Hansen, the most courageous climatologist in the world. 
 
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IN THIS ISSUE
1) ERRA Plans Lightweight EV's with Nickel Hydrogen Batteries
2) The Charge of the Electric Brigade
3) Cool Roofs, Made of Metal
4) Green Light Given to Massive California Solar Plant
5) World's Largest Tidal Turbine Unveiled
6) COFE4 - SPESIF Call for Papers
 
 
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1) ERRA Plans Lightweight EVs with Nickel Hydrogen Batteries

General Electric, Ecomagination Challenge, 2010 General Electric Company | GE.com |  
http://challenge.ecomagination.com/ct/ct_a_view_idea.bix?c=12EB3117-EA0C-41EB-B657-5A60BD78BD2A&idea_id=8F627783-646C-4E5D-A98F-551AE887AFEC
 
Ed Note: Includes a YouTube video "Ergenics Hot Water Heat Engine Demonstration" from 2006 which includes graphics to explain the hydride heat exchanger, electric generator and pneumatic motor combination which gasifies hydrogen internally with the hot water, presumably from a solar hot water source, as well as lighting a 35 Watt light bulb. When he turns the unit around, a small but still significant electricity is generated from the cold water bucket. In other words, only the hot water is needed to generate electricity with metal hydrides. - TV
    

ERRA's hydride technology converts the heat from solar hot water into chilled water for air conditioning. The metal hydride air conditioner process produces 0.8 BTU of cooling for each BTU of heat input and does not use Freon or other materials that deplete ozone or have high global warming potential.
  
ERRA's COO, Ret. Lt. General Robert Dierker served as the Deputy Commander of the United States Pacific Command. He entered the Air Force in 1972 as a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy.
 
 
 
Official Website: www.errainc.com  
ERRA plans lightweight EVs with nickel hydrogen batteries
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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By Emma Ritch, Cleantech Group LLC Press Release, Published 2009-04-08, http://cleantech.com/news/print/4344
 
San Antonio, Texas-based ERRA is looking to build affordable electric vehicles using battery technology pioneered for outer space. 
The startup is taking a unique approach in the highly competitive EV market by using nickel hydrogen batteries to power ultra lightweight vehicles-a combination ERRA says surpasses competitors' products by offering a 300-mile range and more than 3,000 recharge cycles, CEO Jim Hogarth told the Cleantech
Group. 
 
 

 
ERRA is seeking $105 million in a Series A round to integrate its technologies, launch a pilot manufacturing facility, and deploy infrastructure for its lightweight EVs. The company previously raised $1 million in two rounds from family and friends.

 
"We have two enabling technologies: the batteries and the lightweight structures," Hogarth said. "The lightweight structures are key because vehicles weigh 50 percent less, so they will go twice as far on the same battery."

 
 
In the mid-1990s, Hogarth was a transportation engineer at utility Boston Edison under Bernard Reznicek. Reznicek tapped Hogarth to work on the Sunrise Project, which received grants from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop a structural composite vehicle using no metal. The resulting vehicle went 377 miles on a charge, but Hogarth says he lost funding for his project after Reznicek retired.

 
Two years ago, Hogarth formed ERRA to again build structural composite vehicles, and ERRA bought battery technology used to power satellites. Nickel hydrogen batteries offer decent power and energy densities but have the advantage of not corroding because hydride has been removed from the battery, Hogarth said.
The technology is typically expensive, but Hogarth said ERRA has brought the cost down to $600 per kilowatt hour when building it by hand, while lithium ion batteries are about $1,000 per kWh. Hogarth said the company plans to further cut the cost to about $200 per kWh with mass production.
 

ERRA expects to develop 10 to 12 prototype vehicles to begin securing fleet contracts. The manufacturing line is planned for a 370,000 square-foot existing building in Somerset, Ky., which the state has offered to lease to ERRA for $1 a year for the next 20 years in exchange for moving its headquarters there. The facility is planned to produce about 6,000 vehicles a year for the U.S. market, but ERRA is in talks with potential partners in China, Canada, and Italy.

 
Hogarth declined to reveal details of the infrastructure plan for charging the EVs, but he said ERRA is developing a relationship to use another company's proprietary charging technology capable of recharging a battery in less than 10 minutes. Similar claims have been made at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology [1] (see Scientists discover 9-second lithium-ion recharge [2]).

 
ERRA holds 15 U.S. and international patents on its technologies. ERRA is in the process of acquiring New Jersey-based technology development company Ergenics, which developed the battery technology ERRA has purchased. ERRA has three employees.

 
ERRA is one of 20 potential new global investment opportunities that the Cleantech Group added to its dealflow database this week-available exclusively to members of the Cleantech Network [3]. Members can click here [4] to search the dealflow database.

 
Interested in electric vehicles? Here are two other EV companies from the Cleantech Group's dealflow database also looking for funding:
Southern California-based Miles Electric Vehicles [5] is seeking $40 million to get its highway-speed electric sedan to market by 2010 (see What economic slowdown? [6]). The company says the funding could help it reach profitability. Miles previously raised $39 million (see Converting cellulosic ethanol into cash [7]). Miles says it uses cash efficiently by outsourcing manufacturing and assembly. The company is retaining control of the branding, design and intellectual property. The electric sedan is expected to travel 100 miles on a charge.
Austin, Texas-based battery maker Valence Technology [8] (Nasdaq: VLNC [9]) is seeking $608 million in expansion funding to finance the construction of a new manufacturing facility to be located in Central Texas. The $760 million facility is expected to produce lithium iron magnesium phosphate batteries for hybrid and all-electric vehicles. At full capacity, the facility could supply batteries for 250,000 vehicles a year.
Seeking capital? Submit to the Cleantech Group's innovation pipeline [10].
Browse previous pitches here [11].
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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2) The Charge of the Electric Brigade

GM is offering an eight-year or 100,000 miles guarantee on the Volt's expensive batteries

List price: $32,500
Miles per charge: 40 miles
Hours to charge (using a 220/240-volt outlet): Three hours

 
The documentary " Who killed the Electric Car? (Sony Pictures Classics, now on DVD) accused General Motors of conspiring with the oil industry and politicians to shelve its popular and promising EV1 in the 1990s. How things have changed. Soon electric cars will be whirring through your neighborhood, and some of them will be made by GM. These battery-powered vehicles, charged in your wall outlet like some oversized cordless power tool, will revolutionize not only the auto industry but also the way Americans live and drive.

At least that's what major automakers are betting billions on. Tesla's high-performance $101,000 roadster is already the must-have toy for Silicon Valley boys. This fall, more-affordable cars will roll out. GM is launching its long-awaited and much hyped electric Volt for about $40,000, with federal tax rebates that knock the price down to $32,500. Around the same time, Nissan will begin selling its all-electric Leaf, a $32,780 compact that the Japanese carmaker says will average 100 miles on a charge, and Daimler will lease an all-electric version of its Smart Car. Not to be outdone, BMW, Chrysler, Ford and Mitsubishi, among others, will have electric models within a year or so. Even Toyota, long a proponent of hybrids, announced in May a venture with Tesla to develop electric-car technology in California. (See five new electric cars.)

The fossil-fueled internal-combustion engine that's now powering your car isn't going away anytime soon. But automakers understand that the technology, in place since the 19th century, is unsustainable. With the world's population slated to jump from 6.8 billion to 9 billion by 2050, the number of cars will outstrip the supply of oil that currently drives them. Tony Posawatz, who heads GM's Volt project, says, "Everyone agrees we have to get off of oil. In 10 years, the number of cars around the globe will rise from 800 million to 1.1 billion. We know the price of oil will go up again."

Plug-in cars will help the U.S. kick its oil addiction and address crude's familiar litany of problems: the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico, greenhouse-gas emissions and a dependence on petro-punk dictators who don't always have America's best interests at heart. That's something not lost on the Obama Administration, which has allocated billions in stimulus funds to support electric-car makers and build a national infrastructure of charging stations. (See the 50 worst cars of all time.)

Should you buy an electric car this year? Huge roadblocks remain. How many drivers will be willing, or able, to charge their cars 7 or 8 hours a day for only 100 or so miles of driving? More than a few will surely suffer from the dreaded "range anxiety" - worrying that they'll run out of juice in the middle of nowhere. Price is an issue too. Electrics cost considerably more than comparable gasoline-powered cars and are too expensive for the average buyer.

The good news is that, unlike in the mechanical world, where improvements are incremental, electric-car technology is advancing quickly, and the price is dropping as it does. The key is lowering the cost of the lithium-ion battery. The Nissan Leaf battery costs an estimated $15,000, about half the car's sticker price. (A $7,500 federal tax credit takes away a bit of the sting.) The cost of making these power packs, however, will drop - according to some experts, by half in a few years. And charging the car? The U.S. now has only about 1,000 battery-charging stations, mostly in California. Department of Energy grants will help fund at least 10,000 more of them in selected cities nationwide by the end of 2011. (See the history of the electric car.)

Bringing Hope to Detroit
Of all the automakers in this electrifying game, the one for which the stakes are highest is GM, a.k.a. Government Motors, the taxpayer-controlled company that is struggling back from bankruptcy. So far, GM has invested $700 million to tool up for the Volt, not including countless millions in R&D spending. Mark Reuss, president of GM North America, looks at the Volt as a small step in the right direction: "The car is not do or die for GM, but it is a demonstration of our technical prowess." In other words, if electrics are the future, GM can't afford to be left behind


Read more: http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,2003789,00.html#ixzz0xklDcP7y


 
3) Cool Roofs,  a Hot Idea

This hidden-in-plain-sight upgrade can mean saving on your electricity bills and enjoying a much more comfortable home during hot summers.

By Christopher Solomon of MSN Real Estate, August 2010
'Cool' roofs - a hot idea? ( MCA Superior Roof Tiles; Custom-Bilt Metals)
 
Linda Hanson is accustomed to long, hot summers, and she wanted to find a new way to reduce her cooling costs.
 
Hanson owns a home in Canyon Lake, Calif. "The average temperatures out here are well in the 100s all summer long, so our (electricity) bills were $800 a month. It was pretty outrageous. We could not cool the house down. We'd run the air conditioner all the time."
A big problem was the original concrete tile roof, which sat on the rafters and radiated that heat right into the house.
 
Then Hanson and her husband swapped out that roof for a so-called "cool roof" of green tiles on their 3,000-square-foot house. (They made other improvements, too, such as upgrading the home's windows and adding attic insulation.)
 
"We also put a swimming pool in, and even with that swimming pool, with the filter running, our bills in the summer are probably 200 bucks a month less," she says.
The best part, she says, is "my house is comfortable all the time."
 
Hanson's savings may be dramatic, but they illustrate the point: Installing a cool roof is a hidden-in-plain-sight way to cool your home, shrink your electricity bill and help the planet. It's such a simple, smart idea that Energy Secretary Steven Chu endorsed the idea in a meeting with Nobel laureates last year. 
 
An old idea made new
Inhabitants of places such as Bermuda and the Greek isle of Santorini have long known that painting their roofs white to reflect sunlight can keep their homes cool. Studies bear that out: While black surfaces such as traditional built-up asphalt shingle roofs can reach 185 degrees, a roof that's white can be up to 70 degrees cooler because it bounces so much sunlight back into space.  
 
"The science of it is very basic," says Hashem Akbari, a leader in the study of cool roofs and a professor at Concordia University in Montreal.
 
White roofs make sense particularly on commercial buildings because those buildings have their cooling systems on most of the year as computers and other machinery inside them create heat, says Chris Scruton, a project manager in the California Energy Commission's research program in building energy efficiency.  With a white roof, "As much as 75 or even higher percent (of sunlight) can be reflected," Scruton says.

4) Green Light Given to Massive California Solar Plant
David R. Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, August 26, 2010
Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/08/25/BUPV1F396C.DTL#ixzz0y1GWsxZ1
 
California approves a large-scale (250 MW) solar thermal plant-
the other solar-the nation's first in two decades. 
 
California's long-awaited boom in solar power plant construction took a major step forward Wednesday when state regulators approved the first in a string of projects that will soon blanket thousands of acres of desert with mirrors harnessing the energy of the sun.

The California Energy Commission unanimously approved the Beacon Solar Energy Project, which a Florida company plans to build on the Mojave Desert's western edge. The plant will use troughs of curved mirrors to concentrate sunlight, heat fluid-filled tubes, generate steam, turn a turbine and produce electricity.

California hasn't issued a license for this kind of big "solar thermal" power plant in about 20 years. But in the coming months, the energy commission will vote on eight other, large-scale solar projects that the state needs to meet its renewable energy goals.

"I hope this is the first of many more large-scale renewable projects that this commission will permit," said Commissioner Jeffrey Byron. "This is exactly the kind of project that we like to see."

California law requires the state's investor-owned utilities to get 20 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by the end of this year, a target the utilities will almost certainly miss. In full sunlight, Beacon Solar will be able to generate as much as 250 megawatts of electricity. A megawatt is a snapshot figure, roughly equal to the amount of electricity used at any given moment by 750 homes.

Many of these large solar projects have been seeking state approval for years, slowly wending their way through the tortuous process of winning government permits. Beacon's developer, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, first applied in 2008.

But now the developers and the commissioners are racing to meet a deadline set by President Obama's economic stimulus package. Renewable power projects that secure all their permits and start construction by the end of this year can receive a federal grant worth 30 percent of the project's cost, in lieu of taking a tax credit of equal value.

Most of the projects sit on federal land, forcing their developers to win permits from both the state and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. So federal and state officials tried to synchronize and speed up their approval processes.

"They all said to themselves, 'This is a major national challenge, and in order to deal with jobs and energy security and clean air, we're going to have to do things as efficiently as we can,' " said Michael Picker, senior adviser to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger for renewable energy facilities. "And the environmental statutes didn't change, so they couldn't cut corners."

Unlike most of the upcoming projects, Beacon Solar sits on private land, meaning it doesn't need federal approval.

But NextEra can't start construction just yet. No one has agreed to buy the plant's power. Financiers typically demand to see a signed power purchase agreement before funding a project. Although NextEra declines to give a cost estimate, an energy commission fact sheet for Beacon Solar lists the project's cost at approximately $1 billion.

"We are still talking to potential customers," said NextEra spokesman Steve Stengel. "Our expectation is to apply for and ultimately qualify for stimulus funds."

Beacon solar will occupy 2,012 acres formerly used for alfalfa farming in eastern Kern County, about 4 miles from California City. The site sits just to the east of a highway and close to an electrical switching station owned by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.

That location, on previously used land next to existing infrastructure, appealed to environmentalists who don't want solar projects to ruin pristine desert habitat. So did the company's decision to use recycled municipal water, instead of groundwater, for cooling the equipment.

"We think this is an example of a good project," said Jim Lyons, senior director for renewable energy with the environmental group Defenders of Wildlife. "It'll provide renewable energy with minimal environmental impact.

RELATED ARTICLE
 
Element Power proposes Antelope Valley wind and solar farm
 
Tiffany Hsu, L. A. Times, Environmental News, August 9, 2010 | 
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/greenspace/2010/08/element-power-proposes-antelope-valley-wind-and-solar-farm.html

Nothing says Alfalfa Festival like solar panels and wind turbines. So says Element Power U.S., the Portland, Ore.-based renewable power company sponsoring this year's festival paired with the Antelope Valley Fair later this month.

Maybe it has something to do with the company trying to butter up the community, where it's planning to erect a 230-megawatt green energy facility with solar and wind generation abilities. The planned installation is very prettily and non-threateningly named "Wildflower" and is set for 2,200 private acres of former grazing land where the current property owner operates a horse ranch.

The company will have to tread carefully - wind energy and solar power projects proposed in California often attract opposition from residents worried about encroachment, or animal rights advocates concerned about endangered species and others with a host of complaints.

Element said Monday that it had filed an application for the project with the Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning. The company is gearing up for environmental studies and research on how much local property tax revenue will be linked to the proposed facility.

The wind and solar farm, to be located 70 miles north of downtown Los Angeles, is expected to create more than 300 jobs during construction in an area currently suffering a 17% unemployment rate. The site will produce enough power for more than 70,000 California homes, which will be sold to a utility through a power purchase agreement
 
 
5) The World's Largest Tidal Turbine, Unveiled
 

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The largest tidal turbine in the world, the AK1000, was
unveiled yesterday. It weighs 130 tons and stands nearly 74 feet tall. It will be installed off the coast of Orkney, Scotland, where, if all goes according to plan, its "environmentally benign" low rotation speed will generate enough electricity for 1,000 homes on the local grid for decades. 

Auspiciously-named tidal energy developer, Atlantis Resources Corporation, has unveiled its AK1000, assuming the throne as creator of the world's largest, most powerful tidal power turbine.

Scheduled to be installed at the European Marine Energy Center (EMEC) in Orkney, Scotland, the AK1000 boasts 1 megawatt of energy -- enough to power 1000 homes.

Specs For the AK1000:

Big is an understatement. A single tidal turbine...

  • Stands 22.5 meters (73 ft) tall.
  • Weighs 1300 tons.
  • Has a rotor diameter of 18 meters (59 ft).
  • Has aremarkably subtle water velocity of 2.65 meters/sec.

Why does a behemoth this size move so slow? Because it's designed to be environmentally benign. In other words, it works at a slow, predictable but reliable pace, generating the requisite amount of energy at all times. Even in the often harsh weather and open waters of Scotland's coast.

Concerns?

Generally, tidal turbine installations are questioned for their impact on oceanic ecosystems, their overall costs, and what possible negative effect they will have on local economy (read: fishing industry). Such were the concerns with Scotland's Isle of Islay tidal power project last year.

But Atlantis is quick to point out that their beast is meek and mild, a gentle giant focused on its task of generating consistent green energy.

"Today is not just about our technology, it is about the emergence of tidal power as a viable asset class that will require the development of local supply chains employing local people to deliver sustainable energy to the local grid," said Atlantis CEO Tim Cornelius. "The AK1000 takes the industry one step closer to commercial scale tidal power projects."

The AK1000 nacelle was fabricated by Soil Marine Dynamics in Newcastle, England and the gravity base structure and system assembly was completed by Isleburn Engineering, a member of the Aberdeen based Global Energy Group.


 
 
5) COFE4 - SPESIF 2011 Call For Papers

Space, Propulsion & Energy Sciences International Forum

March 15-17, 2011  

University of Maryland, College Park, MD

 

2011 Theme: Future Directions in Science & Technology

 
CALL FOR PAPERS

INITIAL ABSTRACTS DUE: SEPTEMBER 15, 2010

DRAFT PAPER SUBMISSION DUE: OCTOBER 15, 2010

FINAL MANUSCRIPTS DUE: DECEMBER 15, 2010

 
 

Sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Space, Propulsion and Energy Sciences In Co-Operation with:

 Dave Froning    Dave Froning      Dave Froning

 

 

In March 2011 the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Space, Propulsion and Energy Sciences will hold its 3rd forum at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD. The Space, Propulsion & Energy Sciences International Forum upholds the momentum and positive collaborative environment established by the former Space Technologies and Applications International Forum (STAIF), last held in 2008. 

 

SPESIF provides a platform for the interchange of ideas among technologists, academicians, industrialists, and program managers on technical and programmatic issues related to the Space, Propulsion and Energy Sciences. Among its organizers, conference and session chairs, and attendees, are high-level representatives from industry, government agencies, and institutes of higher learning. 

 

Both papers and presentations are welcome. Approved papers for SPESIF are reviewed by the technical staff, Chairs and Co-Chairs and other Committee Members needed for a proper peer review and are published by the American Institute of Physics  (AIP) in an AIP Conference Proceedings. 

 

The forum addresses a wide range of topics across symposiums, conferences and meetings as follows:

 

SYMPOSIUM ON NEW FRONTIERS IN THE SPACE PROPULSION SCIENCES

This symposium pertains to the advancement of the space propulsion sciences from current technologies to emerging concepts and theories covering the contemporary propulsion sciences, technologies and techniques for short-term objectives supporting near-term space initiatives for Earth, in-orbit, Moon and Mars-based propulsion and power systems; enhancement of the feasibility of future space propulsion systems; new frontiers in the space propulsion sciences comprising ideas, concepts, experiments, theories and models; and approaches that could lead to new directions in space travel, exploration, astrophysics and particle physics with applications to propulsion, power or communication; or to help combine these areas of science with the space propulsion sciences toward new frontiers in science.

 

SYMPOSIUM ON ASTROSOCIOLOGY

This symposium focuses on topics common to the space community, though from a social-scientific perspective. That is, a strong consideration of how each topic relates to society, culture, and the individual - the traditional purview of the social and behavioral sciences, humanities, and the arts (hereafter referred to as the "social sciences" for brevity) -- defines astrosociology. A major theme of the symposium focuses on how traditional knowledge and findings of the social sciences, which normally focus on terrestrial matters, actually possess important applications for space exploration and related issues. Moreover, the direct application of social science research and theory-building in contemporary and future timeframes receive attention as vital components in the understanding of humanity's efforts in space environments in terms of exploration, settlement, work, and recreation. Examination of the impact of space exploration on terrestrial societies and cultures receives attention in addition to that of humans in space.

 

SYMPOSIUM ON HIGH-FREQUENCY GRAVITATIONAL WAVES: 

This Symposium provides a forum for discussions pertaining to the means of detecting and generating HFGWs and their practical application. Papers on HFGWs may encompass the high-frequency (100 kHz to 100 MHz), very high frequency (100 MHz to 100 GHz), and ultra high frequency (greater than 100 GHz) bands all referred to as HFGWs and should concentrate on the means for evolving this technology. Specific interests also include (but are not limited to) the description of HFGWs in conventional space-time, applications to astrophysics, communication, nuclear effects, surveillance and remote movement of massive objects. Concepts may be either theoretical or based upon actual experiments or fabricated devices and should include rigorous, logical, scientific support and plausible assumptions and/or data to validate the fundamental aspects of the presented papers.

 

 

CONFERENCE ON FUTURE ENERGY

This conference deals with experiments, theories, and approaches that will help man achieve both a short-term and long-term solutions to fueless energy for electricity generation and travel, as well as drugless energy medicine. Short-term objectives support the near-term environmental initiative for humankind to live on the earth without burning fossil fuels and off the earth, to the Moon and Mars. Long-term objectives will lay down the scientific foundation necessary for future generations to extend mankind's ability to survive in other parts of our solar system. These long-term objectives are more pronounced and designed to stretch the intellectual capabilities and imagination of mankind in advanced technical disciplines. This will broaden our understanding and usage of the space environment for communications, power generation/storage, and propulsion.

 

MEETING ON FUTURE DIRECTIONS IN SPACE 

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

This meeting seeks to promote the dream of space exploration by providing a venue for basic research and current technology developments currently underway in various areas of space science and technology that could prove beneficial in the near future. In any integrated space vehicle, there are a large number of independent and interdependent systems that are needed to accomplish mission success. In some cases, there are engineers and scientists that work with fine focus to produce prototypes of high fidelity subsystems (such as navigation or propulsion) that are relevant for next generation spacecraft; while in other cases, teams of engineers and scientists work diligently and carefully to incorporate the latest cutting-edge subsystems into an integrated spacecraft tailor built to accomplish a specific other-worldly task. In all cases, it is critical that engineers and scientists alike be keenly aware of the trade space of available hardware and technology at their disposal so as to allow them to focus their efforts on the real technical innovation challenges. 

 

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Abstracts and papers should be concise, clear, and original according to the supporting information; theoretical analysis, references provided, and presentations, which should be logical and based upon sound scientific principles. If a departure from the conventional science is claimed, it is the author's responsibility to persuade and clarify this point in a balanced but scientifically convincing manner supported by adequate and acceptable evidence as well as identify experiments for testing their claims. 

 

Submit abstracts to abstracts@ias-spes.org 

Submit manuscripts to manuscripts@ias-spes.org   
 

Please address questions and comments to the organizing chair:

 

Glen A. Robertson 

265 Ita Ann Ln.

Madison, AL 35757

ar@ias-spes.org 
 256-694-7941
 
  
 
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